Japan–South Korea football rivalry

The Japan and South Korea national football teams are sporting rivals who have played each other officially since 1954. They have had 79 matches so far with 42 South Korean wins, 23 draws, and 14 Japanese wins. The match between the two countries is often shorten as haniljeon (Korean: 한일전/韓日戰) or nikkansen (Japanese: 日韓戦) in their respective languages. The most recent match ended up with South Korea winning with a score of 1–0 at the 2019 EAFF East Asian Cup.

Japan–South Korea football rivalry
2010 East Asian Football Championship Korea Republic vs Japan.jpg
2010 East Asian Football Championship Men's match
LocaleAsia (AFC)
East Asia (EAFF)
Teams Japan
South Korea
First meetingJapan 1–5 South Korea
7 March 1954
Latest meetingSouth Korea 1–0 Japan
18 December 2019
Statistics
Meetings total79
Most winsSouth Korea (42)
Top scorerSouth Korea Cha Bum-kun (6)
Largest victorySouth Korea 5–1 Japan
7 March 1954

List of matchesEdit

Men'sEdit

  • As of 18 December 2019[1]
# Date Venue Competition Home team Score Away team Goals (home) Goals (away)
1 7 March 1954 Meiji Shrine Stadium, Tokyo 1954 FIFA World Cup qualification Japan 1–5 South Korea Ken Naganuma (16) Chung Nam-sik (22, 83), Choi Kwang-seok (34), Choi Chung-min (68, 87)
2 14 March 1954 Meiji Shrine Stadium, Tokyo 1954 FIFA World Cup qualification South Korea 2–2 Japan Chung Nam-sik (24), Choi Chung-min (43) Toshio Iwatani (16, 60)
3 3 June 1956 Meiji Shrine Stadium, Tokyo 1956 Summer Olympics qualification Japan 2–0 South Korea Masao Uchino (54), Isao Iwabuchi (77)
4 10 June 1956 Meiji Shrine Stadium, Tokyo 1956 Summer Olympics qualification South Korea 2–0 Japan Sung Nak-woon (59), Choi Kwang-seok (65)
5 5 September 1959 Malaya 1959 Merdeka Tournament Japan 0–0 South Korea
6 6 September 1959 Malaya 1959 Merdeka Tournament South Korea 3–1 Japan Choi Chung-min (2), Cho Yoon-ok (8), Cha Tae-sung (57) Masao Uchino (12)
7 13 December 1959 Korakuen Velodrome, Tokyo 1960 Summer Olympics qualification South Korea 2–0 Japan Choi Jung-min (51), Moon Jung-sik (57)
8 20 December 1959 Korakuen Velodrome, Tokyo 1960 Summer Olympics qualification Japan 1–0 South Korea Hiroshi Ninomiya (70)
9 6 November 1960 Hyochang Stadium, Seoul 1962 FIFA World Cup qualification South Korea 2–1 Japan Chung Soon-cheon (39, 41) Koji Sasaki (21)
10 11 June 1961 Korakuen Velodrome, Tokyo 1962 FIFA World Cup qualification Japan 0–2 South Korea Chung Soon-cheon (20), Yoo Pan-soon (71)
11 30 August 1962 Indonesia 1962 Asian Games South Korea 1–0 Japan Cho Yoon-ok (80)
12 13 August 1963 Malaya 1963 Merdeka Tournament South Korea 1–1 Japan Cha Tae-sung (64) Shozo Tsugitani (65)
13 1 August 1967 Taipei, Taiwan 1968 AFC Asian Cup qualification Japan 2–1 South Korea Katsuyoshi Kuwahara (40), Hamada Hiroshi (46) Jung Byung-tak (52)
14 7 October 1967 National Stadium, Tokyo 1968 Summer Olympics qualification Japan 3–3 South Korea Teruki Miyamoto (13), Ryuichi Sugiyama (37), Kunishige Kamamoto (70) Lee Hoi-taek (54), Huh Yoon-jung (69, 72)
15 12 October 1969 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul 1970 FIFA World Cup qualification South Korea 2–2 Japan Kim Ki-bok (8), Park Soo-il (38) Teruki Miyamoto (33), Yasuyuki Kuwahara (50)
16 18 October 1969 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul 1970 FIFA World Cup qualification South Korea 2–0 Japan Jeong Gang-ji (17, 40)
17 2 August 1970 Malaysia 1970 Merdeka Tournament South Korea 1–1 Japan Park Lee-chun (89) Takeo Takahashi (60)
18 18 December 1970 Bangkok, Thailand 1970 Asian Games Japan 1–2 South Korea Tadahiko Ueda (73) Chung Gang-ji (40), Park Lee-chun (114)
19 2 October 1971 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul 1972 Summer Olympics qualification South Korea 2–1 Japan Park Soo-duk (47), Chung Kyu-poong (83) Yoshikazu Nagai (51)
20 26 July 1972 Malaysia 1972 Merdeka Tournament South Korea 3–0 Japan Park Soo-duk (27, 64), Park Lee-chun (58)
21 14 September 1972 National Stadium, Tokyo Friendly Japan 2–2 South Korea Kunishige Kamamoto (18, 89) Park Lee-chun (48), Lee Cha-man (65)
22 23 June 1973 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul Friendly South Korea 2–0 Japan Lee Cha-man (56), Kim Jae-han (74)
23 28 September 1974 National Stadium, Tokyo Friendly Japan 4–1 South Korea Kunishige Kamamoto (35, 53), Daishiro Yoshimura (39), Kozo Arai (89) Kim Jae-han (65)
24 9 August 1975 Malaysia 1975 Merdeka Tournament South Korea 3–1 Japan Cha Bum-kun (4, 42, 47) Hiroshi Ochiai (17)
25 8 September 1975 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul Friendly South Korea 3–0 Japan Cho Dong-hyun (3), Park Sang-in (20), Lee Young-moo (30)
26 21 March 1976 National Stadium, Tokyo 1976 Summer Olympics qualification Japan 0–2 South Korea Lee Young-moo (2), Park Sang-in (71)
27 27 March 1976 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul 1976 Summer Olympics qualification South Korea 2–2 Japan Kim Jin-kook (3), Cha Bum-kun (77) Kunishige Kamamoto (40, 88)
28 18 August 1976 Malaysia 1976 Merdeka Tournament South Korea 0–0 Japan
29 4 December 1976 National Stadium, Tokyo Friendly Japan 1–2 South Korea Yoshikazu Nagai (33) Huh Jung-moo (72), Hwang Jae-man (76)
30 26 March 1977 National Stadium, Tokyo 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification Japan 0–0 South Korea
31 3 April 1977 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification South Korea 1–0 Japan Cha Bum-kun (83 (pen.))
32 15 June 1977 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul Friendly South Korea 2–1 Japan Kim Jin-kook (21), Kim Sung-nam (25) Nobutoshi Kaneda (55)
33 19 July 1978 Malaysia 1978 Merdeka Tournament South Korea 4–0 Japan Cho Kwang-rae (20), Cha Bum-kun (44), Park Sung-hwa (75), Kim Ho-gon (88)
34 15 December 1978 Bangkok, Thailand 1978 Asian Games South Korea 3–1 Japan Lee Young-moo (8), Park Sung-hwa (28), Oh Seok-jae (68) Hisashi Kato (87)
35 4 March 1979 National Stadium, Tokyo Friendly Japan 2–1 South Korea Hiroyuki Usui (21), Kazuyoshi Nakamura (25) Oh Seok-jae (87)
36 16 June 1979 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul Friendly South Korea 4–1 Japan Park Sung-hwa (15, 25, 54), Shin Hyun-ho (73) Yoshikazu Nagai (47)
37 22 March 1980 Malaysia 1980 Summer Olympics qualification South Korea 3–1 Japan Huh Jung-moo (34 (pen.)), Cho Kwang-rae (57, 79) Ikuo Takahara (89)
38 8 March 1981 National Stadium, Tokyo Friendly Japan 0–1 South Korea Chung Hae-won (39)
39 21 June 1981 Busan Gudeok Stadium, Busan 1981 President's Cup South Korea 2–0 Japan Oh Seok-jae (43), Lee Tae-yeop (77)
40 21 March 1982 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul Friendly South Korea 3–0 Japan Kang Shin-woo (2), Choi Soon-ho (38), Lee Kang-jo (52)
41 25 November 1982 New Delhi, India 1982 Asian Games Japan 2-1 South Korea Kazushi Kimura (58), Nobutoshi Kaneda (79) Kang Shin-woo (21)
42 6 March 1983 National Stadium, Tokyo Friendly Japan 1–1 South Korea Koji Tanaka (6) Kim Kyung-ho (90)
43 30 September 1984 Olympic Stadium, Seoul Friendly South Korea 1–2 Japan Lee Kyung-nam (42) Kazushi Kimura (36), Takashi Mizunuma (50)
44 2 October 1985 National Stadium, Tokyo 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification Japan 1–2 South Korea Kazushi Kimura (43) Chung Yong-hwan (30), Lee Tae-ho (42)
45 3 November 1985 Olympic Stadium, Seoul 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification South Korea 1–0 Japan Huh Jung-moo (61)
46 26 October 1988 National Stadium, Tokyo Friendly Japan 0–1 South Korea Choi Soon-ho (43)
47 6 December 1988 Qatar SC Stadium, Doha 1988 AFC Asian Cup South Korea 2–0 Japan Hwang Sun-hong (13), Kim Joo-sung (35)
48 5 May 1989 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul Friendly South Korea 1–0 Japan Lee Tae-ho (63)
49 27 July 1990 Workers' Stadium, Beijing 1990 Dynasty Cup South Korea 2–0 Japan Hwang Sun-hong (34), Kim Joo-sung (66)
50 27 July 1991 Nagasaki Athletic Stadium, Nagasaki Friendly Japan 0–1 South Korea Ha Seok-ju (62)
51 22 August 1992 Workers' Stadium, Beijing 1992 Dynasty Cup South Korea 0–0 Japan
52 29 August 1992 Workers' Stadium, Beijing 1992 Dynasty Cup Japan 2–2 (pen. 4–2) South Korea Masashi Nakayama (82), Takuya Takagi (96) Jung Jae-kwon (32), Kim Jung-hyuk (97)
53 October 25, 1993 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification Japan 1–0 South Korea Kazuyoshi Miura (60)
54 11 October 1994 Hiroshima, Japan 1994 Asian Games Japan 2–3 South Korea Kazuyoshi Miura (30), Masami Ihara (86) Yoo Sang-chul (51), Hwang Sun-hong (77, 89 (pen.))
55 21 February 1995 Hong Kong Stadium, So Kon Po 1995 Dynasty Cup South Korea 1–1 Japan Lee Woo-young (67) Hisashi Kurosaki (47)
56 26 February 1995 Hong Kong Stadium, So Kon Po 1995 Dynasty Cup Japan 2–2 (pen. 5–3) South Korea Masahiro Fukuda (2), Motohiro Yamaguchi (87) Lee Ki-hyung (26, 90+2)
57 21 May 1997 National Stadium, Tokyo Friendly Japan 1–1 South Korea Kazuyoshi Miura (88 (pen.)) Yoo Sang-chul (56)
58 28 September 1997 National Stadium, Tokyo 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification Japan 1–2 South Korea Motohiro Yamaguchi (65) Seo Jung-won (83), Lee Min-sung (86)
59 1 November 1997 Olympic Stadium, Seoul 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification South Korea 0–2 Japan Hiroshi Nanami (1), Wagner Lopes (37)
60 1 March 1998 International Stadium, Yokohama 1998 Dynasty Cup Japan 2–1 South Korea Masashi Nakayama (17), Shoji Jo (88) Lee Sang-yoon (21)
61 1 April 1998 Olympic Stadium, Seoul Friendly South Korea 2–1 Japan Lee Sang-yoon (40), Hwang Sun-hong (72) Masashi Nakayama (61)
62 7 December 1998 Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok 1998 Asian Games Japan 0–2 South Korea Choi Yong-soo (31 (pen.)), 46)
63 26 April 2000 Olympic Stadium, Seoul Friendly South Korea 1–0 Japan Ha Seok-ju (78)
64 20 December 2000 National Stadium, Tokyo Friendly Japan 1–1 South Korea Toshihiro Hattori (56) Ahn Jung-hwan (14)
65 16 April 2003 Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul Friendly South Korea 0–1 Japan Yuichiro Nagai (90+2)
66 31 May 2003 National Stadium, Tokyo Friendly Japan 0–1 South Korea Ahn Jung-hwan (86)
67 10 December 2003 International Stadium, Yokohama 2003 East Asian Football Championship Japan 0–0 South Korea
68 7 August 2005 Daegu World Cup Stadium, Daegu 2005 East Asian Football Championship South Korea 0–1 Japan Yuji Nakazawa (86)
69 28 July 2007 Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium, Palembang 2007 AFC Asian Cup South Korea 0–0 (pen. 6–5) Japan
70 23 February 2008 Olympic Sports Center, Chongqing 2008 East Asian Football Championship Japan 1–1 South Korea Koji Yamase (68) Yeom Ki-hun (14)
71 14 February 2010 National Stadium, Tokyo 2010 East Asian Football Championship Japan 1–3 South Korea Yasuhito Endō (23 (pen.)) Lee Dong-gook (33 (pen.)), Lee Seung-yeoul (39), Kim Jae-sung (70)
72 24 May 2010 Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama Friendly Japan 0–2 South Korea Park Ji-sung (6), Park Chu-young (90+1 (pen.))
73 12 October 2010 Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul Friendly South Korea 0–0 Japan
74 25 January 2011 Al-Gharrafa Stadium, Doha 2011 AFC Asian Cup Japan 2–2 (pen. 3–0) South Korea Ryoichi Maeda (36), Hajime Hosogai (97 (pen.)) Ki Sung-yueng (23 (pen.)), Hwang Jae-won (120)
75 10 August 2011 Sapporo Dome, Sapporo Friendly Japan 3–0 South Korea Shinji Kagawa (35, 55), Keisuke Honda (53)
76 28 July 2013 Olympic Stadium, Seoul 2013 EAFF East Asian Cup South Korea 1–2 Japan Yun Il-lok (33) Yoichiro Kakitani (24, 90+1)
77 5 August 2015 Wuhan Sports Center Stadium, Wuhan 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup Japan 1–1 South Korea Hotaru Yamaguchi (39) Jang Hyun-soo (26 (pen.))
78 16 December 2017 Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo 2017 EAFF E-1 Football Championship Japan 1–4 South Korea Yu Kobayashi (3 (pen.)) Kim Shin-wook (13, 35), Jung Woo-young (23), Yeom Ki-hun (69)
79 18 December 2019 Busan Asiad Main Stadium, Busan 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship South Korea 1–0 Japan Hwang In-beom (28)

Women'sEdit

  • As of 17 December 2019[1]
# Date Venue Competition Home team Score Away team Goals (home) Goals (away)
1 6 September 1990 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul Friendly South Korea 1–13 Japan Kang Gui-nyeo (67) Etsuko Handa (2, 10), Takako Tezuka (8, 16, 38, 55), Kaori Nagamine (15, 80), Futaba Kioka (21, 67), Michiko Matsuda (32), Akemi Noda (39), Midori Honda (75)
2 9 September 1990 Dongdaemun Stadium, Seoul Friendly South Korea 0–5 Japan Kyoko Kuroda (21), Takako Tezuka (25, 42), Futaba Kioka (30), Asako Takakura (63)
3 29 September 1990 Beijing, China 1990 Asian Games Japan 8–1 South Korea Futaba Kioka (22, 34), Kaori Nagamine (40, 46), Etsuko Handa (64), Akemi Noda (73), Kazuko Hironaka (75), Yuriko Mizuma (77) Han Eun-kyung
4 4 October 1994 Takegahana Stadium, Fukuyama 1994 Asian Games Japan 5–0 South Korea
5 23 September 1995 Malaysia 1995 AFC Women's Championship Japan 1–0 South Korea Akemi Noda (63)
6 24 October 1998 Seoul Olympic Stadium, Seoul Friendly South Korea 1–1 Japan Cha Sung-mi
7 26 October 1998 Misari, Hanam Friendly South Korea 1–1 Japan Jin Suk-hee
8 30 May 1999 Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium, Kyoto Friendly Japan 1–1 South Korea Tamaki Uchiyama (31) Tomoe Sakai (24 o.g.)
9 3 June 1999 National Stadium, Tokyo Friendly Japan 3–2 South Korea Nami Otake (13), Tamaki Uchiyama (73), Yayoi Kobayashi (82) Cha Sung-mi (15), Kwon Min-joo (20)
10 3 August 2001 Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium, Ulsan Toto Cup South Korea 1–1 Japan Kang Sun-mi (19) Yayoi Kobayashi (35)
11 14 December 2001 Yunlin County Stadium, Dounan 2001 AFC Women's Championship South Korea 1–2 Japan Lee Ji-eun (27) Yayoi Kobayashi (10), Mio Otani (89)
12 31 August 2002 Wuhan, China South Korea 0–0 Japan
13 7 October 2002 Masan Stadium, Masan 2002 Asian Games South Korea 0–1 Japan Homare Sawa (15)
14 21 June 2003 Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok 2003 AFC Women's Championship Japan 0–1 South Korea Hwang In-sun (18)
15 22 July 2003 Sendai Stadium, Sendai Japan 5–0 South Korea
16 6 August 2005 Daegu World Cup Stadium, Daegu 2005 EAFF Women's Football Championship South Korea 0–0 Japan
17 10 December 2006 Qatar SC Stadium, Doha 2006 Asian Games Japan 3–1 South Korea Azusa Iwashimizu (47), Miyuki Yanagita (72), Yūki Nagasato (82) Park Hee-young (89)
18 3 June 2007 National Stadium, Tokyo 2008 Summer Olympics qualifiers Japan 6–1 South Korea Tomomi Miyamoto (18), Shinobu Ohno (20), Eriko Arakawa (23), Lee Gye-rim (34 o.g.), Mio Otani (65), Homare Sawa (67) Jung Hye-in (73)
19 10 June 2007 Bucheon Stadium, Bucheon 2008 Summer Olympics qualifiers South Korea 2–2 Japan Kim Jin-hee (4), Park Hee-young (63) Shinobu Ohno (10), Aya Miyama (36)
20 21 February 2008 Yongchuan Stadium, Chongqing 2008 EAFF Women's Football Championship Japan 2–0 South Korea Eriko Arakawa (14), Shinobu Ohno (56)
21 29 May 2008 Thống Nhất Stadium, Ho Chi Minh 2008 AFC Women's Asian Cup Japan 1–3 South Korea Yuki Nagasato (10) Cha Yun-hee (18), Park Hee-young (31, 54)
22 13 February 2010 Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo 2010 EAFF Women's Football Championship Japan 2–1 South Korea Shinobu Ohno (7), Mami Yamaguchi (17) Yoo Young-a (75)
23 18 June 2011 Friendly Japan 1–1 South Korea Aya Miyama (70) Ji So-yun (75)
24 3 September 2011 Jinan Olympic Sports Center, Jinan 2012 Summer Olympics qualifiers South Korea 1–2 Japan Ji So-yun (30) Mizuho Sakaguchi (10), Shinobu Ohno (45+1)
25 27 July 2013 Olympic Stadium, Seoul 2013 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup South Korea 2–1 Japan Ji So-yun (13, 66) Yūki Nagasato (72)
26 4 August 2015 Wuhan Sports Center Stadium, Wuhan 2015 EAFF Women's East Asian Cup Japan 1–2 South Korea Emi Nakajima (30) Cho So-hyun (54), Jeon Ga-eul (90+3)
27 2 March 2016 Kincho Stadium, Osaka 2016 Summer Olympics qualifiers Japan 1–1 South Korea Mana Iwabuchi (84) Jung Seol-bin (87)
28 8 December 2017 Fukuda Denshi Arena, Chiba 2017 EAFF E-1 Football Championship Japan 3–2 South Korea Mina Tanaka (8), Emi Nakajima (71), Mana Iwabuchi (83) Cho So-hyun (14 (pen.)), Han Chae-rin (80)
29 10 April 2018 Amman International Stadium, Amman 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup South Korea 0–0 Japan
30 28 August 2018 Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium, Palembang 2018 Asian Games South Korea 1–2 Japan Lee Min-a (68) Yuika Sugasawa (5), Lim Seon-joo (86 o.g.)
31 17 December 2019 Busan Gudeok Stadium, Busan 2019 EAFF E-1 Football Championship South Korea 0–1 Japan Yuka Momiki (88 (pen.))

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "All-time record per countries". Korea Football Association (in Korean). Retrieved 18 December 2019.

External linksEdit